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Monday, December 13, 2010

The First Day of Catmas

We at Life in Rehab are proud to present...
Wells the Cat
The Twelve Days of Catmas!
A dozen days of last minute projects so easy, your pets could do them!
So if you're stressed out and running behind, settle in with some 
non-fat pumpkin spice soy nog and get ready to dazzle your friends and family with some 
offerings that will astound and amaze!
Okay, maybe not, but you won't be showing up empty handed either.
First, we're going to take those plain Dollar Tree wreaths at the top left and haul them outside.
 3 light coats of aqua spray paint later, we have a great base for a pair of really easy wreaths.
 Joanns has most of their Christmas stock on sale for 60% off, so the gorgeous peacocks were only $2 and the wired garland with silver beads came in at $2.79.
 Using wire edged ribbon, loop a 3' length through the wreath and tie a bow. I hung these on the french doors with 3M Command Hooks.

 Slide the garland through the ribbon and center the middle of it at the top of the wreath.
 Drape the ends across the bottom of the wreath so it's fuller there.
 Tuck in the hanging loops.
 With a small piece of wire, secure the garland to the center bottom.
 Hide the wire by clipping on a peacock.
 You're done.
 Simple and shimmery.

No hot glue needed, and it's almost fool proof, plus it took less than 15 minutes to make both of them, minus time for the paint to dry.
How easy is that?
And the pair of them were less than $12!


Olive said...

Woot love soy fat free nog for me just sayin'

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I am in LOVE with those peacocks! My sister has a whole peacock Christmas tree. Have to go grab some @ Joanns!

Heather said...

Your cat is hysterical! How did you get the cat to wear the costume and pose?

Dharma said...

That is the most pissed off Catmas Claus I've ever seen. Bwahahahaahahahahahaha

Musings from Kim K. said...

Your peacocks are just divine. What a dramatic/elegant wreath. The kitty santa is equally fun. I'm pretty sure Josie would loving chasing our Penny around the house with a stocking hat. Not gonna happen...hee hee.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

So pretty ,our Michaels doesn't have such lovely birds - I am envious. Love the cat...very patient and very cute.(-:

Michelle L. said...

Mrrrow. A glorious, glorious wreath! Want those peabirds! The 12 days of Catmas is destined to be my favorite thing you have ever done on the blog. Can't wait for the next 11.

Sharon@Keen Inspirations said...

What an expression on Kitty Claus(or should it be Claws?)! Looking forward to those last minute ideas!
If I have coffee, eggnog or a latte, I've gotta go with "the real thing"! :-)

Jane @ The Borrowed Abode said...

Fabulous - and I love the "catmas" title! :) Maybe YOU can haul them outside to spray paint, but up here we woke up to snow on the not so much!

Christie describeHappy said...

Catmas.. hahahaha! I have really come to look forward to seeing what you are up to. Never disappoints!

Lisa said...

awww, your cat looks so happy to be wearing a hat! LOL!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I would keep those up all year! Looks great!

Ami Allison said...

Oh my goodness! Sunny, that is GORGEOUS!!! AND you totally (yes i know I'm so stuck in the 80's with that and am ridiculed everyday!!!) TOTALLY need a 12 days of CATMASS button! I would TOTALLY put it on my blog....TOTALLY!

MJ said...

very cool! am envious of the sunny weather over there! *snuggles deeper into warm blanket* *sneeze*

lisbonlioness said...

I want that darn cat. And you don't need two wreaths, just send one over, k? I spent three hours on a wreath today, and now that I saw yours I wanna just spray paint it aqua and stick a fancy bird to it. Dammit.

Mel said...

That is one cool cat!

The wreaths are beautiful. Simple and elegant.

tina said...

el gato doesn't look happy.

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Im LOVIN IT,,, hehe,,, seriously LOVIN IT. Good gosh, you and your blue,,, so DARN BEAUTIFUL, and now a peacock too, I love peacocks, you ROCK Sunny!!!

Bella :)

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Excellent and gorgeous! I can see this pair of wreaths as a decor accent all year long. Love your patio, too, especially the fact that you'll never have a foot of snow out there.

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Oh Girl, I'm so glad I found you. Love to watch as others redo their big old homes. . .till I get one of my own.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE that aqua with the white pearls! And sparkles, of course. :) They look perfect on your doors!

And haha, kitty does NOT look happy!


Nikki said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! I loveeeeeeee turquoise for Christmas!!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

While I love the project, the spray cans are not working well in our below zero temps outside.
And trying to do it indoors would result in a turquoise cat for Christmas!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Nice wreath-like colors and the bird, too. Happy Holidays.

Jami said...

I love, love, love the peacock feathers! I was just at JoAnns looking a them the other day, but I couldn't think of what to do with them. Great job!

Thanks for linking up to Theme Party Thursday! I hope you have a Merry Christmas.


Vanessa said...

Fool proof is right up my alley! :-) I love how those look in the doors like that and the colors are gorgeous. Thanks so much for linking this one up too!

AllieMakes! said...

Very nice! I love the peacocks!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!